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Snyder using fund for PR in Flint water crisis

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2021-01-14 16:00:08-05

A ton of new questions are surrounding the Flint water crisis and Governor Rick Snyder.

The latest may sound familiar: Who’s helping the governor financially get through this public relations mess?

Remember his NERD Fund? He established it right after taking office and it became a dark money lightening rod of private, secret donations and undocumented expenditures.

One of them was to pay for the penthouse suite in the Westin Book Cadillac downtown for the governor’s hand picked Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.

Orr said at the time, he didn’t know who paid his room and board, it was not him!

Now the governor has the Moving Michigan Forward Fund, and is using it to pay two high-powered public relations firms to help him handle the Flint water crisis.

Not good, say the experts, including our own here at Channel 7.